This question comes up every year about this time. You might be out hiking and stumble across a single cannabis plant, or a whole bunch of them. Your first reaction might be, "wow, that's a lot of pot, I can't wait to get it home and smoke it! That's enough for the whole winter!", or even "I bet I can sell that stuff and pay off my car loan!" But please stop and think for a moment. Someone has put those plants there, taken risks, and worked hard caring for them since June. They aren't just growing there by themselves and someone is going to be heartbroken that they're gone. Think about the grower as another person. Maybe they would like to have some smoke for the winter, but can't afford the prices that dealers charge. Maybe they are growing a few plants to sell. Maybe they are counting on that income to help buy food and fuel for the coming winter. Remember too that one of the obstacles to the legalization of cannabis is the theft, violence, and general dishonesty that can spin off of it. When tokers can be ethical and all get along without stealing each others' stashes, and then having the snots beat out of them for it, the case becomes stronger that it is a relaxing and peaceful way to alter your perceptions. So when you stumble on a plant in the woods, remember that as a toker, you are part of this community. Just leave it there for the person who grew it.